Jaipur has been a delightful escape for us. It has offered us culture, history, heritage, delicious food and amazing people. But it still has got more to explore. Any tourist can figure out why Jaipur is called "Pink City" after visiting places like Hawa Mahal, City Palace etc.
Places to visit
1. Jantar Mantar
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments. It features the world's largest stone sundial and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These instruments allow the observation of astronomical positions of celestial bodies with the naked eye. It is so fascinating to understand how these instruments work.
Entry fee : ₹50 per person
Timings : 9am to 4.30pm
Note : Visit the Jantar Mantar either in morning or in evening to save yourself from heatstroke.Also either hire a tourist guide or download the app to understand the instruments.
2. City Palace
The majestic City Palace is one of the major attraction in the Pink city and was built by the founder of Jaipur city i.e. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. It is a vast beautiful complex and has a fusion of both Mughal and Rajput architecture. It is still home for the last ruling family. The palace is divided into multiple courtyards, buildings and gardens including the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal. The museum showcases several unique handcrafted products and other things that belong to the royal heritage of the City Palace.
Entry fee : Entry fees for visiting the courtyards, museums, and the queen's chambers, are ₹100, ₹130, and around ₹1,000 respectively
Timings : 9.30am to 5pm
Note : Plan to visit the Mubarak Mahal too. Also it needs 2 - 3 hrs so plan your visit accordingly.
Bhangarh is a deserted village in Rajgarh Alwar, 85 km from Jaipur. It is famous for its historical ruins and the Fort located within its premises. It is considered to be the most haunted place among many haunted places in India. As per the notice put up by the Archaeological Survey of India, no one is allowed inside the fort at night.
Entry fee : ₹25 per person
Timing : 6am to 6pm
Note : Leave the Bhangarh Fort at a time so that you can reach back to Jaipur as the road to Bhangarh has no proper street lights and are deserted.
4. Bapu Bazar
Bapu Bazar is one of the most popular shopping markets for traditional stuff like Jutis, Bangles, Dupattas, Sarees etc. Located in the heart of the city, it attracts tourists from all over India for traditional, authentic and affordable products.
Entry fee : Free
Timings : 11am to 9pm
Note : Bargaining is the key.
Itinerary for Day 3 and Day 4